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June 22nd, 2017 by QuintessentialsInc

Lavender By the Bay nearby Quintessentials B and B

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Lavender By the Bay farm is just steps away from Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and Spa in East Marion on the North Fork. Showcasing a vast field of lavender, this East End of Long Island shop also offers all things lavender, including their famous honey. Cut your own, or buy already cut, fresh or dried lavender. It’s an awesome treat, to see and smell over twenty varieties of lavender, 50,000 plants spread across ten acres. Lavender By the Bay sells all varieties of bath and body products, domestic and imported, soaps, soaks, salts, essential oils, sachets, sprays and even edible treats. Owners and farmers Serge Rozenbaum and his wife Susan are patient, gracious and informative. They give sound advice on how to cultivate lavender and use it. The farm is open 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm, through the end of September. There are so many things you can do with lavender. Here is a simple and refreshing recipe for Lavender Honey Sorbet.

Quintessentials Lavender Honey Sorbet

6 cups water

2 heaping tablespoons fresh Lavender

3 tablespoons Honey

1 cup sugar

(Optional: 2 teaspoons vodka- this keeps the sorbet from freezing too hard if that is a problem with your freezer) Boil sugar and water until sugar dissolves. Chop lavender fine and add to boiling sugar water with honey. Turn off heat, let cool an hour or two. Place in refrigerator until chilled (8 hours or more). Run mixture through a sieve to remove lavender bits, put in ice cream maker for time recommended, for type used. Red and blue food coloring can be mixed to create a lavender hue. Serve with mint sprigs and lavender blossoms.

So remember when booking a room at Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and Spa, that you are not a only in the heart of wine country, but you are just a few steps away from one of the most amazing lavender farms on the east coast, and you can enjoy live music in the park in the heart of Southold, every Wednesday night, all summer long, Click here for the schedule and to find out more.

 

Summer Sips Midweek Getaway at Quintessentials

June 22nd, 2017 by QuintessentialsInc

Relaxation isn’t just for the weekend anymore. Stay at Quintessentials 2 nights anytime Monday – Thursday for our “Summer Sips Midweek Getaway” package and beat the summer crowds to North Fork Wine Country. *Lower mid-week rates apply. *Complimentary wine tasting – flight of wines at our featured North Fork winery of the month. *Quintessentials Preferred card to 25 North Fork wineries for discounts on tastings and purchases!  *$10 off hour-long massages in Quintessentials Spa! Summer mid-week offer. Valid June, July, August, and September when checking in Mon-Thursday and checking out by Friday. Must book wine tasting in advance.champagne

North Fork Taste Escape!

March 14th, 2017 by QuintessentialsInc

champagneCome stay with us at Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and Spa and Taste North Fork Escape for the Weekend from April 7-9, 2017 and take advantage of our special package. Book now 631-477-9400

Your weekend stay begins Friday with your choice of premium accommodations for two at Quintessentials in the heart of wine country.

On Saturday, after a savory breakfast, you’ll visit the wine cellar at Raphael Vineyard for an exclusive wine and antipasti pairing. Then, hop on the complimentary transportation to nearby hamlets and vineyards to enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Saturday evening, concierge shuttle service takes you to Caci North Fork for a special Italian dinner featuring Chef Pelligrini’s authentic dishes paired with wines from award-winning Macari vineyard.

After Sunday breakfast, head over to Sannino Bella Vita Vineyard for a sweet way to wrap up your stay with a private artisanal chocolate, fudge, and wine pairing event.

Bookings taken for the package through Thursday night, April 6, 2017.
Total package price for two starting at $1,050 to $1,175, depending on the room. (includes all tax & gratuity).
Call 631-477-9400 to make your reservation at Quintessentials B&B.

Quintessentials Spring Balm for the Skin and Soul

March 6th, 2016 by QuintessentialsInc

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Coconut Cane Sugar Scrub

Chase away winter’s dry and flaky skin with Quintessentials signature Coconut and Cane Sugar Scrub: Fresh sugar cane crystals, contains natural occurring alpha hydroxyls. This gently buffs away aging skin cells, polishes the skin clean, and unclogs pores, to help the body’s natural skin rejuvenation process, and coconut oil keeps the skin smooth to the touch and retains the moisture content of the skin.

A fresh green smoothie is another Spring rejuvenator, ideal for detoxing the body, and calming the mind. Combine and blend, leafy greens – spinach, kale, collards, celery; liquid – coconut water, coconut milk; and ripe fruits – granny smith apples, kiwis, and pears. This smoothie will help your digestive and lymphatic systems to heal and detox. Try 1 smoothie for your evening meal, next day 1 for breakfast, and 1 for lunch – a 24-hour rejuvenation.

Keep a gratitude journal. Each day, jot down at least 5 things for which you are grateful.
Studies have traced a range of impressive benefits including better sleep, fewer symptoms of illness, and feeling happier.

Drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, and keep a positive attitude.

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